Should I read this?
Yes, if both these are true:
What is Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)?
After a federal disaster, state agencies can administer this program. In Washington, you apply to the Employment Security Department for DUA.
Am I eligible for DUA?
Yes, if both of these are true:
Examples of being unemployed because of a disaster:
The disaster injured you.
The disaster damaged your workplace.
The disaster made your work commute impossible.
You became the head of your household because of a death caused by the disaster.
The disaster kept you from starting a new job.
You can be eligible for DUA even if you are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits. This is true even if: